Role of Osteotomy: Unloading the Compartments

Mark W. Pagnano, Emily J. Brand

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Opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy continues to have a role in young active patients today. It is being used in combination with ligamentous and cartilage procedures for improved joint homeostasis with satisfactory early results. Our described technique with a single bone cut allows incremental increases in distraction for precise deformity correction, achieving satisfactory survival in midterm follow-up. The modern opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy represents a valid alternative for young patients for correction of varus deformity and early medial compartment osteoarthritis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty JSES
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • Medial knee osteoarthritis
  • Tibial osteotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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